DI Gus McGuire and his team navigate a complex web of intrigue, espionage and murder. In Bradford, Manchester and on Saddleworth Moor, Gus will be pushed to his physical and psychological limits.
First a train between Manchester and Bradford is deliberately derailed by a vehicle carrying drugs, then a woman’s tortured body is discovered in Keighley.
But when Gus’ brother-in-law goes missing, the investigation becomes personal.
As he battles against the storms of the Beast from the East, Gus must uncover the links between the crimes. as well as the reason behind the disappearance of his brother in law. With the body count increasing, Gus sets his team loose on the
Dark Web but how will Gus react when he discovers that things are not as they seem?
Meanwhile, DS Alice Cooper faces extreme danger in prison and, as the evidence mounts against her, Gus and his team’s loyalties are pushed to the limit.
Can Gus stop the blueprint for a deadly bio weapon from falling into the wrong hands? Can he solve a series of murders and track down a psychotic killer?
Never before has Gus faced a test as demanding as this….
Unspoken Truths is the fifth book in the DI Gus McGuire series and would personally recommend that you at least have read the fourth book before starting this one.
What an opening to a story! A crime book you expect it to be quite dark but this is the authors darkest book yet. The chapters to do with poor Alice in prison were very hard hitting. I had to take my hat off to her for how strong she is even though you can see that her treatment in there is breaking her. It was quite heart wrenching to read it.
Even Gus in this one I was feeling quite sorry for. He has a lot on his plate as it is for things to just get even more complicated. He just seems to be getting hit from every side and life certainly doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for him.
I love how the author sets the story along side the beast from the east which gives the story an added coldness as you feel the temperature literally dropping as well as it making things more difficult for the team.
Unspoken Truths is a dark and gripping thriller that will chill you to the core. I think fans are going to love this darker side to the author as there is plenty of shocks and surprises in store, not just for Gus but us readers also. A brilliant crime thriller!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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About Liz Mistry:
Liz writes crime fiction books set in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The DI Gus McGuire series is gritty Northern noir with a bit of Scottish thrown in. She is currently researching for a Ph. D in creative writing at Leeds Trinity University. As part of her Ph.D she is researching how the teen killer’s voice is portrayed in the adult crime fiction novel with specific reference to the influence of teen social media usage, with a view to writing a crime fiction novel around these issues.
Liz also teaches creative writing, specialising in crime fiction and is a regular panellist at literary festivals throughout the UK. She enjoys reading her work at Open Mic and Noir at the Bar events. She was chosen to be one of the spotlighted authors at the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival in 2016. She is the lead blogger for the well renowned crime fiction blog The Crime warp which reviews contemporary, mainly UK based, crime fiction, comments on current issues around the genre and creative writing in general and interviews authors on a regular basis.
She is available to comment on current issues around creative writing in general and crime fiction in particular and to speak at local and national festivals and conferences.
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